Be sure to tell folks what they'll find there, it encourages people to click when you don't leave them guessing where they are going and why.
If your website isn't commercial -- we have a lot of people here who run a blog about their farms for instance -- you would be welcome to post about it (and share your link) in whatever forum seems most likely to be interested in it. For instance if you are an apple grower and your site is about that you might put it in apple trees.
Hope this helps!
Edited to add: I just looked at your profile, which I should have done before flapping my fingertips. It would be fine to make a post in our ecovillage forum about your ecovillage plan, and your link would be welcome as part of that post.
It looks like your website is a good fit for our site, so you'd be more than welcome to make a thread about it and tell us more. We do ask that if you make a post with a link to your own site, then you include at least a paragraph or two from the page, and a photo, to give us a taste of what it's all about. But a whole thread telling us all about your ecovillage would be awesome!
Also a link in your signature would mean that people could find your site from any post you make here.
To make a link live in the signature, instead of typing in, say,
Lol Burra, you don't know what you're setting yourself & everyone else here up for? I mean who has time or would want to read about my enormous projects & dreams? For those who do, please feel free to visit our website. It is not monetized so you will not be bombarded with ads & banners
Well we have a million visitors a month, and from experience I know that a good thread with loads of tempting photos will attract a lot more readers than an invitation to click another link. And the more people see you and what you do, the more likely they will be to finally pluck up the courage to click one.
Darius Shahrokhi wrote:Lol Burra, you don't know what you're setting yourself & everyone else here up for? I mean who has time or would want to read about my enormous projects & dreams? For those who do, please feel free to visit our website. It is not monetized so you will not be bombarded with ads & banners
Something I really like to see is when someone has a blog, they come here and start a conversation. They post a paragraph or two about what the blog post is about, with a link, and it triggers an interesting discussion.
here's an example I really like. He's a video blogger who had a topic that got our attention. We got to chat about it on premies, and he got more visibility for his youtube. His topic was interesting enough to get a mention in the Daily-ish email which has over 31 thousand subscribers. I see that as win/win.
I forgot to say, the more conversation you can generate in a thread, the more viewers you'll have in that thread, the more traffic will come to your site. That's why we suggest a few paragraphs about your topic.
I suspect many of our readers are a bit like me. I don't click on a link unless something really engages me.